Universalist Society of Strafford
South Strafford, Vermont
A Member of the Unitarian Universalist Association


1st and 3rd Sundays
at 10 a.m.

Services currently
in our historic church across from Barrett Hall.

In Barrett Hall during the  colder months.

Sunday, September 4, 10am  – Sharing our Stories - Filling our Common Bowl Led by Rev. Telos Whitfield

Sunday, September 18, 10am - Who am I? Who are You? Led by Fred Wolfe

John Freitag     
(802) 765-4003
P.O. Box 26
S. Strafford, VT 05070

Rev. Telos Whitfield







Our church celebrates freedom of belief and welcomes individuals and families of all backgounds and faiths. Unitarian Universalism does not advocate a particular creed. We come together because of our shared commitment to values and to ways of living, not to religious dogma. See “What Is UU?” for more about the long history and tradition of Unitarian Universalism.

The Strafford Universalist Society is the second oldest in Vermont and fourth oldest in the nation. Though the society was dormant for several years in the 1980s and 1990s, we are now growing again, meeting in the “new” church built in 1833 in South Strafford.We hope you will join us.


Sunday, September 4th, 10amSharing our Stories - Filling our Common Bowl.

Each year on the first Sunday in September, we come together for our water communion ceremony, sharing stories and filling our common bowl with water from near and far places. The water we bring comes from our own kitchen taps, the deep salty ocean or a local stream and we bless it together. Join us for this special service of words and music that connects us to our faith, brings us together as a community, and nurtures our lives in intimate and life-sustaining ways.


Sunday, September 18th, 10am. Who am I? Who are You? Led by Fred Wolfe. 

You are going to learn a lot about Fred and hopefully you are going to learn more about yourself through this experience.




Sunday, August 28, 10:30am at the Barnard UU Church – Celebrating with our UU Community! We’ve begun a tradition of holding a summer service hosted by the churchin Barnard with our area UU congregations from Norwich, Hartland Four Corners, Barnard, Woodstock and Strafford! We will gather for a summer worship service of words and singing, silence and sharing, with childcare and activities for children. Then we will gather for a Picnic at beautiful Silver Lake State Park just up the road. Bring your lunch or something to share, a lawn chair, bathing suit or frisbee, and hope you can attend this special day with our neighboring congregations. The Barnard UU church is the only one in Barnard, at the junction of North Road and Rt. 12, and there is parking at the boat launch or the store. *Please Note: The Barnard church is not fully accessible and Doesn’t have a restroom. [There are restrooms at the boat launch and local store we can use.]

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